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Democracy Now! Friday, September 7, 2012


Published September 7, 2012


Friday, September 7, 2012 First Hour
Headlines

Labor Figures Disappoint with Just 96,000 New Jobs
Obama Accepts Nomination for Re-Election at DNC
Earthquake Kills 50, Displaces Thousands in China
U.N. Food Agency Urges Action to Avoid Crisis
Striking Miners Released from Jail in South Africa
Israeli Strikes Kill 6 in Gaza
Israeli Defense Minister: U.S.-Israel Have "Different" Clocks on Iran
Obama Talks Drone Strike Criteria, Claims "Due Process"
Colombia Rejects Ceasefire Call During Talks with Rebels
Drug War Caravan Holds NYC Vigil
Ryan: GOP Ticket Welcomes Debate on Medicare
CNN International Criticized for Keeping Bahrain Doc Off the Air
5 Killed in Bombing Near Damascus Mosque

Obama Accepts Democratic Nomination for Re-Election with Appeal for More Time to Bring Change


President Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with an appeal for another four years to continue with the platform of "change" he was elected on in 2008. "If you reject the notion that this nation’s promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election," Obama said. [includes rush transcript]
"Effective Evil" or Progressives’ Best Hope? Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson on Obama Presidency


As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and author of numerous books. Ford calls Obama the "more effective evil" for embracing right-wing policies and neutralizing effective opposition, while Dyson argues Obama provides the best and obvious choice for progressive change within the confines of the U.S. political system. [includes rush transcript]
Accepting Democratic Nomination, Obama Pledges to Revive U.S. Economy While Protecting the Environment


Accepting his party’s nomination, President Obama brought the Democratic National Convention to a close Thursday with a vow to fix the nation’s economic problems while protecting the environment. Calling the 2012 election a pivotal moment in the battle against climate change, Obama criticized Republicans who say global warming is a hoax, but also gave support for natural gas drilling and "clean coal." [includes rush transcript]


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Obama Accepts Democratic Nomination for Re-Election with Appeal for More Time to Bring Change


President Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with an appeal for another four years to continue with the platform of "change" he was elected on in 2008. "If you reject the notion that this nation’s promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election," Obama said. [includes rush transcript]
"Effective Evil" or Progressives’ Best Hope? Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson on Obama Presidency


As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and author of numerous books. Ford calls Obama the "more effective evil" for embracing right-wing policies and neutralizing effective opposition, while Dyson argues Obama provides the best and obvious choice for progressive change within the confines of the U.S. political system. [includes rush transcript]
Accepting Democratic Nomination, Obama Pledges to Revive U.S. Economy While Protecting the Environment


Accepting his party’s nomination, President Obama brought the Democratic National Convention to a close Thursday with a vow to fix the nation’s economic problems while protecting the environment. Calling the 2012 election a pivotal moment in the battle against climate change, Obama criticized Republicans who say global warming is a hoax, but also gave support for natural gas drilling and "clean coal." [includes rush transcript]

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